Impact Themes

The UK Data Service collection houses over 9000 data sets. These range from nationwide longitudinal studies to international data, from current and historic census data to the latest data around covid-19 studies. We want to help connect the dots for everyone involved and impacted by the data, from researchers and producers of data to policy makers as well as the public and those whose responses and lives often generate this data.

The large range of research that is done using data from the Service collection gives us scope to explore almost any topic, but we have decided to focus this year on several “Impact Themes”. This year we are focussing on three:

The work on both of these themes will include many elements, such as our 2023 cohort of Data Impact Fellows. A Data Impact Event in Autumn 2023 will focus on the Poverty in data theme. We will also be sharing several pieces throughout the year via the Data Impact blog and case studies which focus on the areas.

The aim is to bring together a broader evidence base of the use of data in the collection which help researchers understand lived experience and advocate for improvements for those living in poverty and deprivation, especially during the current cost of living crisis. We hope both themes will build a narrative of the impactful work being done in the area that is linked to the UK Data Service data and beyond.

If you or your organisation would like to contribute a piece, please get in touch with us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *